Johnny Crawford has been in show business since 1950 to 2018. That’s 68 years of entertaining audiences. Johnny played the part of silent movie star William S. Hart in his last movie role in the soon-to-be-released ‘Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws,’ his last acting role…
Leo Carrillo State Park has hosted a cornucopia of films over the years featuring actors such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, Nancy Sinatra, Dick Clark and other celebrities. In 2018, the Woolsey Fire, the most destructive in Los Angeles and Ventura counties history, burned through almost the entire park, closing the campground for 7 months.
The Malki Museum, housed in a traditional one-room adobe building on the Morongo Reservation in Banning, California, is a walk through time, displaying in all its grandeur the history and culture of the Cahuilla. One of the many interesting displays at the museum is the story of Willie Boy (real name: “Billy Boy”), a Chemehuevi/Southern Paiute Indian who, even to this day, can the subject of passionate controversy. Willie Boy was a wanted man in 1909. The stuff of legends…
A visible reminder today of where once St. Boniface Indian School stood is the line of tall olive trees extending north from Gilman Street. The trees at one time bordered the drive to the campus grounds. Indian School Lane use to lead directly into the campus and was originally a traditional trail leading from the Morongo Reservation west through the Gilman Ranch and beyond. Some praise the school for educating children who otherwise would have had no chance; others condemn them as a form of cultural genocide where children were forced to abandon their native languages and customs…
Twentynine Palms Museum is housed in the oldest public building in the Morongo Basin and provides visitors a chance to experience a 1920s era schoolroom. Almost a thousand students visit the museum annually as participants in class tours designed to help fulfill California history-social science standards…
Mescal, Arizona, located about 40 miles Southeast of Tucson, Arizona, near the town of Benson, is the home of Old Tucson’s second western movie town location. Situated on 60 acres of land which is leased from the Arizona State Land Department, Old Tucson Studio is surrounded by acres of wide open spaces and not a
We recently had the good fortune of discovering Cochise Terrace RV Resort on the internet. It got great yelp reviews so we made reservations for three nights. Cochise Terrace RV Resort is a 70-space RV park located in Benson, Arizona. It features spacious, terraced lots, full hook-ups, 50 amp service with pull through and back-in
Greetings from Camp Cady, California! Armistice Day (later to be named Veterans Day) is still about 60 years away, but here we are, taking you back in time to the loneliest, meanest U.S. Army outpost in the United States, a year before the Civil War went hot. It is a day in 1860, and
The creation of the Cabazon dinosaurs began in the 1960s by Knott’s Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist Claude K. Bell (1897–1988) to attract customers to his Wheel Inn Restaurant, which opened in 1958 and closed in 2013.
“The dinosaurs aren’t dead and they never will be,” Bell’s daughter, Wendy Murphy of Costa Mesa, said. “He wanted to build a monument that would withstand the sands of time, and he has done that…”
It takes a LOT to get us to go to the city.
The Reel Cowboys honors those who resonate the qualities of the Silver Spur to deserving individuals and organizations. Reel Cowboys works to preserve Hollywood’s history by honoring Western film and television stars.
The 21st Annual Silver Spurs Award Show took place recently at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Luminaries such as Patrick Wayne, Dawn Wells, Johnny Crawford, Billy Zane, R.L. Tolbert, Robert Carradine received awards.
One of our favorites being Johnny Crawford, of course. We even made a short video of Johnny accepting this prestigious award from Steve Connors, son of Chuck Connors…